Bit of an odd one today but still relative.
Got a swarm call and when I got there there was a caste size cluster under the gutter.
I got them in the box and put it on the porch roof but the flyers were having none of it.
A bit further up the ladder and I saw the gutter and the downpipe choked with bees.I got them up in the air and was able to smoke the ironwork and it appeared to work,but I could hear a lot of bees in the soffit.
It was getting warm so I had to pack up and leave them to it.
Some passing natives told me there were bees in the chimney two doors down the arrived 10 mins earlier.
There was also a couple of hundred dead bees on the pathway.
The owner phoned about two hours later saying the air was full of bees again but phoned again to say they had clustered on the correx box.
I drove past on the way to work tonight and the box was clear of bees but ther were flyers around the gutter again.
I'm going back at stupid o'clock in the morning to see.
I'm thinking the bees in the correx tried to reswarm but the qx on the entrance disc made them return.
All the dead bees suggest there was a Punch up which could mean there is also a queen in the soffit.Maybee the bees two doors down had tried to join the gutter colony?
Either way I will have bad news for him when I tell him is now a pest control job.